Dawn of the Internet
If you are reading this blog, you are on a computer. You are able to read this website because it is hosted on an http protocol that is on the World Wide Web or as you know it the Internet. But when did the web start and why?
The first documented ideas about the Internet are memos written by CJR Licklider of MIT in August 1962. Licklider envisioned a “ Glalactic Network” concept where computers were connected globally and could access data and programs from any site.
Thomas Merrill and Lawrence Roberts built the First wide-area computer network in 1965. They connected two computers, one in Mass and one in the California.
Soon the department of Defense was using this “infrastructure” to send messages.
The term Internet first came up on the 1970’s. During the 1980’s the Internet started to go global. Remember your first Apple computer??
Precursors to web browsers appeared in the mid to late 1980’s. Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web in 1989. The very first web browser was called World Wide Web and later renamed to Nexus. Soon after others were developed. You may remember the infamous Netscape.
The browsers evolved from Dial up to low voltage to the ubiquitous wireless.
What was once a technology reserved for agencies such as the Defense Department has evolved into a form of communication that we can take with us everywhere we go.